Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett at annual HRC event: gay teen suicides a ‘terrible tragedy’

Sunday, October 10, 2010
Valerie Jarrett, a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke at the annual national dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday evening to address the recent suicides within the LGBT community related to anti-gay bullying. [ Read more → ]

HRC penalizes Target, Best Buy in latest Corporate Equality Index rating

Monday, October 4, 2010
Retailers Target and Best Buy, along with 3M Corporation, all based in Minnesota, have been stripped of their perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2011 Corporate Equality Index. Now in its ninth year, the HRC assesses more than 30 specific policies and practices... [ Read more → ]
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HRC pledges donation to offset Target support of anti-gay candidate

Saturday, September 11, 2010
The HRC pledged Friday to donate $150,000 to political causes in Minnesota to offset a donation by retail giant Target to MN Forward, a political group backing GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. [ Read more → ]

Target rejects HRC call for ‘make it right’ donation to gay causes

Monday, August 16, 2010
Target Corp. said Monday it has no plans to donate money to gay-friendly causes to quiet the protests over a $150,000 donation that helped support a Minnesota governor candidate who opposes gay marriage. [ Read more → ]

Advocates, opponents, politicians react to today’s Prop 8 ruling

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
While gay rights advocates from across the country celebrate Wednesday's historic ruling in which U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, political groups, elected officials and activists on both sides issued reaction today, ranging for jubilation to furiously denouncing the court's ruling. [ Read more → ]

Potential Supreme Court nominee target of gay ‘whisper’ campaign

Friday, April 16, 2010
[caption id="attachment_7679" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Kagan"][/caption] Leading gay rights group are accusing Republicans of trying to rile up their conservative base by launching a whisper campaign against potential Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan -- suggesting the current Solicitor General is a closeted lesbian, reports the Huffington... [ Read more → ]
Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend wed Tuesday in D.C. (Image: CNN)

Gay couples wed as same-sex marriage dawns on nation’s capital

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Gay marriage has arrived in nation's capital. [caption id="attachment_6869" align="aligncenter" width="416" caption="Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend wed Tuesday in D.C. (Image: CNN)"][/caption] Same-sex couples began marrying in Washington D.C, on Tuesday, with some lining up as early as 3:30 a.m. to pick up their licenses... [ Read more → ]

Clay Aiken to speak at hometown gay rights event

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6420" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Aiken"][/caption] More than a year after disclosing he is gay, Clay Aiken is speaking before a gay-rights event in his hometown of Raleigh, NC, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. This weekend, he will speak as part of the Human Rights... [ Read more → ]

Letterman under fire from HRC, GLAAD over transgender joke

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The HRC and GLAAD issued statements today condemning a sketch on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night, which mocked the appointment of Amanda Simpson to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Last night we posted (via Facebook) the skit during... [ Read more → ]

Maine gay marriage to be decided by ‘razor-thin election’

Saturday, October 31, 2009
One year after California’s electorate ended same-sex marriage in the Golden State, voters in Maine are preparing to decide whether to allow gay nuptials. To avoid another defeat, supporters of same-sex marriage were ramping up their grassroots efforts in advance of Tuesday’s vote on the... [ Read more → ]

Obama renews campaign pledges to repeal ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’ ‘DOMA’ at HRC dinner

Sunday, October 11, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama, struggling to keep promises made during his presidential campaign, renewed his pledge to end the military's ban on openly gay service members and once again called for repeal the Defense Of Marriage Act, as he appeared at a fundraising... [ Read more → ]

Number of top rated businesses for LGBT workers jumps in latest HRC report

Monday, September 14, 2009
The number of businesses with perfect ratings based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits rose by twenty percent in the past twelve months — despite the serious economic downturn — according to a new report released Monday by the Human Rights... [ Read more → ]
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